Born: July 20
“Most people sense that all is not well in the world we live in. And I’ve put these concerns to music …My goal at this time is to lift the world with my music.” Cynthia Scott
For three decades, the vocal artistry of the multi-talented Arkansas-born vocalist Cynthia Scott has encompassed the swing of jazz, the soul of R&B, and the sacred stirrings of gospel music. She is loved by audiences from New York to Africa, Europe and Asia; by musicians from Wynton Marsalis to Ray Charles who discovered her and by jazz critics like the Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich, who called her “a mesmerizing vocalist.”...
Similar to Marvin Gaye's groundbreaking album What's Going On in that both deal with social issues. An emotional voyage that goes straight to the soul of humanity. -Ron Scott Amsterdam News
The amazing Cynthia Scott is definitely open to inspiration and she makes her music joyful, sorrowful, romantic and fun. Highly recommended. -Paula Edelstein Soundsofttimelessjazz Magazine
Cynthia performs with haunting artistry and superb talent - Syracuse Herald
Cynthia sings with remarkable smooth intonation that stands out for its quiet intensity..... - Howard Reich Chicago Tribune
Operating at a high level - Time Out
“Cynthia performs with haunting artistry and superb talent.” - Syracuse Herald
“Cynthia sings with remarkable smooth intonation that stands out for its quiet intensity.....” - Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“Exceptional Performance.....” - Downbeat Magazine
“One of today’s hottest emerging vocalists.”
- Prophets of a New CIty
“Striking, sultry vocalist...” - Chip Deffaa, New York Post
“The best kept secret on the New York Jazz Circuit...” - The Amsterdam News
“Scott’s voice is a pleasing, sensual alto.” - Cadence Magazine
“Ms Scott, the highly attractive singer has a winning way with the audience and stylish approach to a song.” - Hot Springs Daily News
“Most striking is her crystal clear delivery. Each word is precisely phrased - the mark of a perfectionist.” - The Dallas Morning News
“Ms Scott shares her charm with her exhilarating jazz conditioned voice that has such unbelievable range.” - The News
“Ms. Scott, who has been featured in a number of local clubs, almost stole the show from the Mills Brothers II. Look for a return engagement for this sultry singer, this time with top billing.” - Dallas News
Did I Know You nearly knocked me to my knees. What a gorgeous, heartfelt and touching song. I think the national Alzheimer's groups should adopt it as their own - Rod Harrington, El Dorado Daily News
“The whole focus of the United Nations Millennium goal is to reach around the globe. We all share the same emotions, same burdens. This beautiful soulful message by Cynthia Scott gets to the core of the people the world over. Music breaks thru the language barrier.. - Gloria Starr Kins, United Nation Correspondent
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new york, NY
I teach privately in my studio. Have been a private teacher for The New School, City College.
My clinics cover becoming a performing artist and all that is required to achieve that at a high quality performing level.